Friday, October 24, 2008

Political "Attack" A Fake

Via Open Left, what has to be one of the most bizarre stories of this election:

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ― Police say a campaign volunteer confessed to making up a story that a mugger attacked her and cut the letter B in her face after seeing her McCain bumper sticker.

At a news conference this afternoon, offiicals said they believe that Ashley Todd's injuries were self-inflicted.

Todd, 20, of Texas, is now facing charges for filing a false report to police.

Police: Campaign Volunteer Lied, Injured Self

The story about her being mugged by an Obama supporter has apparently been getting wide coverage. Let's see if the truth of this matter gets the same play that the original story did. Considering what's happened in the local coverage of the WA 08 race (scroll down to the second update), I'm not holding my breath.

I hope the police decide not to file charges. Someone who deliberately disfigures herself needs counseling, not jail.

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